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  1. Tide late enrollees to watch: Defense

    Alex Scarborough

    Not everyone takes a head start. In January, Alabama welcomed eight early enrollees to campus for the spring semester. But those eight freshmen represent less than one-third of the Crimson Tide's 2014 signing class. Nineteen signees chose to at...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  2. Tide late enrollees to watch: Offense

    Alex Scarborough

    Not everyone takes a head start. In January, Alabama welcomed eight early enrollees to campus for the spring semester. But those eight freshmen represent less than one-third of the Crimson Tide's 2014 signing class. Nineteen signees chose to at...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  3. Tide's most impactful classes: No. 2

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- When Nick Saban was introduced as the head football coach at Alabama on Jan. 4, 2007, he mentioned recruiting some 10 times. Building the program from the ground up, Saban told reporters at the news conference that, "First of all,...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  4. John Smith makes a name for himself

    Erik McKinney

    As an assistant coach and head coach at Long Beach (Calif.) Poly, Raul Lara has seen more than his share of talented football players. Willie McGinest, DeSean Jackson, Marcedes Lewis, Winston Justice, Jurrell Casey, Manuel Wright, Darnell Bing, Samie...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  5. Decisions of Alabama underclassmen loom

    Alex Scarborough

    Trey DePriest cut the list of possible departures by one when he announced that he would return for his senior season. But the list was, according to Alabama coach Nick Saban, already in the double digits as Alabama's notoriously tight-lipped head co...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  6. Week 13 helmet stickers

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- No. 1 Alabama took care of business on senior day in Tuscaloosa, dispatching Chattanooga, 49-0, to head into next weekend's Iron Bowl against Auburn undefeated. During the course of the action, a few players stood out as worthy...

    Blog | November 24, 2013
  7. Tide looks to build offensive consistency

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Sabanisms are a dime a dozen. Now in his fifth decade coaching football, Alabama head coach Nick Saban has plenty of phrases he'll call on like "positive energy" and "mental discipline." But the expression he's used most often thi...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  8. McCarron can't shake 'game manager' title

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Say the words "game manager" around the University of Alabama and wait for the backlash that follows -- the shouting, the wincing, the shaking of heads. No one around here wants to hear those two words, the dishonorable distinctio...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  9. A different kind of win for Alabama

    Alex Scarborough

    Nick Saban smiled. And that was the first clue that there was something different about this game. Alabama's enigmatic, hypercritical head coach nodded and smiled and even laughed on camera Saturday afternoon. If you were one of the few college fo...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  10. Planning for success: Alabama

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- To get you ready for the game, here are some things to look for when No. 1 Alabama and No. 6 Texas A&M dispense with the hype and finally go head to head in College Station, Texas, on Saturday: The Crimson Tide will win if ... ...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  11. Drake noticeably absent from depth chart

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Saban didn't like the idea of doing it, but he did his duties and released a depth chart. "If I were you, I wouldn't make to much of the depth chart we released," Alabama's head coach warned during Monday's news conference...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  12. Saban mixing and matching at safety

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Every few snaps there's a different alignment and a different personnel package is shuffled onto the practice field. Nick Saban looks on in silence, straw hat atop his head, eyes narrowed as he looks over his defensive layout. The...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  13. Tide depth at running back growing

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Saban is no stranger to managing a crowded backfield. Since he took over as head coach at Alabama in 2007, he's featured two lead tailbacks and a supporting cast of one or more every season. Mark Ingram, Trent Richardson and ...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  14. Four-star LB Holcombe flips to Alabama

    Greg Ostendorf

    For Keith Holcombe (Tuscaloosa, Ala./Hillcrest), it had always been a dream to play for the University of Alabama. He grew up just minutes from campus. His father played for legendary head coach Paul "Bear" Bryant back in his day. He has been a Crims...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  15. Alabama Future Power Rankings

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- If you're an Alabama fan still basking in the glory of consecutive BCS National Championships, take a second to forget the here and now. You should be well acquainted with that line of thinking, thanks to UA head coach Nick Saban ...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  16. Top 10 recruits from Mobile since 2007

    Greg Ostendorf

    Recruiting Nation looks back at the top 10 recruits from the Mobile, Ala., area since Nick Saban took over as head coach at the University of Alabama in 2007. (List is alphabetical.) S Mark Barron St. Paul's Episcopal School: 2008 College: Alaba...

    Blog | June 11, 2013